Origin of loess
Related Words for loessmud, brick, earth, grime, dirt, soil, powder, soot, lint, sand, pottery, slip, till, adobe, bole, marl, loam, kaolin, argil, refuse
Examples from the Web for loess
Historical Examples of loess
A disadvantage of the loess lies in the readiness with which it washes.
By accenting the height of the ridges the loess also adds to the scenery of the county.
In Europe and in the Americas, accumulations of loess are generally from 20 to 30 meters thick.
The thickest known deposit of loess, 335 meters, is on the Loess Plateau in China.
Many thousands of square miles of northern China are covered with loess.Geology
William J. Miller
Word Origin for loess
1833 (in Lyell), "unstratified deposit of loam," coined 1823 by German mineralogist Karl Cäsar von Leonhard (1779-1862) from German Löss "yellowish-gray soil," from Swiss German lösch (adj.) "loose" (cf. German los; see loose). Related: Loessial.